Dave Chappelle explains what convinced him to host "Saturday Night Live"

After what he calls a career "detour," comedian Dave Chappelle is making a comeback with three new Netflix specials. In a rare interview, he tells "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about the tipping point that made him "resolute" on his "Saturday Night Live" appearance last November: SNL's first new show after President Donald Trump was elected into office. Watch Gayle King's in-depth interview with Chappelle Monday, March 20, only on "CBS This Morning."

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Author Andre Carter ( ago)
obviously they've done something to this man

Author Alan Madlinski ( ago)
just a matter of time before some idiot is gonna break this interview down, explaining how "this is NOT the real Dave" because he blinks twice after every vowel...get real.

Author Roberson540 ( ago)
I love how they describe Dave as "rare" lol

Author honeyzshaz1 ( ago)
typo ....Holloway should be Hollywood

Author honeyzshaz1 ( ago)
Poor Dave Chappelle (and it is not about the money) they have taken his soul period. What is happening to Hollywood Dave is going against everything he has exposed about Holloway what is the real reason he is back scary affair

Author Ele Ven ( ago)
dave sacrificed charlie murphy for his comeback #facts

Author PoeticBoii ( ago)
The world is glad you came back Dave

Author vigneshrk ( ago)
only my man dave chappelle could get away with saying "bullshit" on cbs

Author HaveFaith33458 ( ago)
Just discovered him on Netflix. Such a brilliant comedian & story teller. ❤

Author Dee Miles ( ago)
That thyroid gland area is bulging though. I hope he's being seen for that. It affects so much within the body

Author Ned Gold ( ago)
This bitch has no idea who Talib Kweli is

Author thekillinglights ( ago)
Dave Chapelle is not the same. He seems slowed down. Like the fire inside was extinguished. That's the best analogy I have of relating pre "Africa" Chapelle to post Africa Chapelle, to use that as a marker. But whatever. Maybe he matured and chilled out. But still, I get a big sense of conflictedness with his persona before his hiatus and after. And I am not really satisfied with the info provided. I am not the one to figure this mystery out. But he used to be genuinely funny. Now it's like... weird. EDIT: And no I am not implying that he is a clone. Because I understand that is a popular theory being tossed around. I do get a gut sense of something being fishy though.

Author D Facilitator ( ago)
if you can get over yourself you can do so much

Author Little Lulu ( ago)
what does comedian dave chappelle have to do with politics? and in particular the past isn't he the court jestor?

Author TheMuricanStig ( ago)
Dave hung out with Jack White, this fills me with happiness.

Author grant Diggs ( ago)
I know people age but he looks like a different person

Author KILL THE FED ( ago)
He sold out. Now he has to rape kids on camera to be part of the elite. Please investigate: The Franklin Cover Up, Johnny Gosch, Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Roberts, Jimmy Savile, Corey Feldman, Elijah Wood, and the list goes on and on. The name of the game is blackmail.....they have you rape a child on camera then they have you blackmailed for life. To move up in politics or Hollywood....this is something you have to do or you will be stuck at the bottom. The general public is too naive and stupid to connect the dots. 800,000 children go missing every year in America....and the news NEVER covers it.

Author aaron the gamer bo3 ( ago)
David Chappell is amazing, this interview shows even the bedt, richest, famous ppl get insecure, hurt, etc. But pressing on is a lesson that applies to all.

Author 4thandinches ( ago)
Dave, stay away from the deranged, idiotic, mainstream media whores like Gayle King, and the other libtard losers and Hillary sycophants at SNL.

You are too brilliant, to be taken down to their filthy level.

Author 4thandinches ( ago)
Dave is too brilliant to hang out with those Hillary sycophants, and libtards over at SNL.

Author tranche2pain ( ago)
Happy to see Dave Chappelle back in the spotlight, just feels right

Author Fleshreap ( ago)
uu...yeah...uh hu......hhhhh.....uhhu.....yea....

Author A T Morgan ( ago)
i like the guy, and hes a great comedian. But fuck, he looks like shit, something bothering him.

Author Lance Brookins ( ago)
why are people so dam dumb man THATS NOT DAVE... He doesn't even look the same😒

Author Andrew Cundiff ( ago)
I could listen to Dave talk forever.

Author Silver Noob ( ago)
I could listen to Dave Chappelle describe, in excruciating detail, a cap being removed from a pen, and still be entertained.

Author Lucas S. ( ago)
"Talib doesn't get very emotional" - false

Author Community Chest ( ago)
Great interview!

Author rodentcafeteria ( ago)
Gayle sitting there going "uh huh?" uh huh?" while Chappelle is telling the story about Kweli and I get the impression she don't even know who the fuck he's talking about

Author JedimindhaX ( ago)
Hot ass asian milf bitch

Author Zoran Malinic ( ago)
I think his looking around has nothing do with what you guys are talking about, I think it's just a tick. For example he looks at the ground too at the end, is he looking for thugs that come from the ground? No, I find my self doing this sometimes too and I'm not paranoid lol.

Author Brent Quarles ( ago)
Thanks Gayle, I loved the interview.

Author Nope Nope ( ago)
Just watch his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live that just aired March 21st. Its the same Dave you remember. Calm your shit, people.

Author Van Henry ( ago)
His body language is of a man that's being held hostage. Something's seriously off with him since he's come back.

Author Demond Tate ( ago)
This is not Dave Chappelle I actually met him I don't know Who is this guy but and up close and encounter will tell you that this is not him I am very puzzled is this a Dave Chappelle look-alike

Author k smith ( ago)
whats going on with daves neck he looks like a giraffe

Author Tim Gillam ( ago)
whys he keep looking to see if the rain man there?

Author Kevin Lee ( ago)
0:25, he looked at her tits first before continuing down. lol

Author Kopie ( ago)
I miss the thin, squeaky voiced Dave. This version of Dave looks intimidating and serious. Too muscular, voice too serious. He has big cajones for doing what he did, I tell you that.

Author lsaye ( ago)
CBS taking a leaf out of djvlads book. out here uploading snippets instead of the whole thing. sidenote i hope dave does another actor studio appearance. it feels right.

Author Joey Verso ( ago)
Love Dave! But what is wrong with him? He seems really sketch! Like someone is after him? Looking over his shoulder at noises like he owes someone a lot! Miss the skinny Dave as well, he seemed a lot more relaxed back in the day! Not saying he did but seems like either he is fienin or crack already messed his brain up to the point of no return.

Author IllO Str8 ( ago)
since he left the Chapelle Show, after all those years til recently, Chapelle looks totally different ,something is really ,really off about him.
That makes you think something is very different and not right.

Author James S ( ago)
Key&peele WTF....Not even on the same level.theirs only one king/chappelle then all yall got them other two.

Author Justin Schwartz ( ago)
If you can't hear it, their was people in the other room moving and dropping stuff, it echoed. that's why he was looking over his shoulder. it's easier to hear it with headphones.

Author hitman6191 ( ago)
I would tap Gayle, im just saying

Author Timmy Turner ( ago)
The reason he keeps looking to his left is because of the noise outside. Listen carefully and you'll hear occasional bangs happening in the background every time before he turns around.

Author Klwir Qldf ( ago)
It's like he did a few smokes too much.

Author Babygirl 313 ( ago)
Donald Trump, If you get over yourself you can get something done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author Malika E ( ago)
luv chappelle hope he's ok

Author carlos acosta ( ago)
Why is Gayle pretending to know who Kweli is?? Dave - "And Kweli was there" Gayle - "Hmmmm" Lmaooo!!

Author Andile Andile ( ago)
interviewing 101, let the the interviewee talk as much as possible without interrupting them. . . This lady understands that!!

Author Jonathan Pyle ( ago)
I grew up watching this guy. he is a great mind not only in show biz but life in general. if you narrow minded fucks would actually open your little fucking minds you would understand the great philosophers of are time and this man is one of them. #knowledge

Author LeKa Danielle ( ago)
is somebody following Chappelle why he keeps looking back? lol

Author Bruce Wayne ( ago)
Chappelle... you are the greatest comedian that I have heard in my life. The masses may not agree.... but the greats do... respect

Author Dominique Cerita ( ago)
"the key to getting over is getting over yourself"-Dave Chappelle

Author Tri Scorp ( ago)

Author William Palmer ( ago)
Great interview and that's great on his decision to remain out of the public eye. I'm different on the other hand in respect that I love acting and directing and what I do and would never stop. I think all of those in the public eye get tired of the new trend of Fake News and sensationalism, but never enough to make you stop creating and doing what you love to do. But can understand his view. I'm different in that respect. Just taking flight.

Author Paula Brown ( ago)
He's right. We all need to get over ourselves.

Author oldirtyrobb ( ago)
This isnt that funny

Author Hypernova ( ago)
Nigga looks like a fucking monkey

Author Nice Rice Ninja ( ago)
This is a serious interview format but watching this I couldn't help but chuckle when he mentioned his fear of raccoons lol

Author Donsknotts ( ago)
"I hope Donald Trump is watching..." 4:10

Author Donsknotts ( ago)
that Tribe Called Quest had song had to be one of the best SNL performances ive ever seen... So, fucking, baller

Author Miss Wormwood ( ago)
WTF is wrong with Dave? seems off, talking like a little bitch all quiet like. its weird

Author suchaladyj 0114 ( ago)
That anit no damn Dave Chappell. Dave don't look like that or talk like that bullshit

Author Manchester Is Blue ( ago)
best comedian in history

Author Trent Mathews ( ago)
She is so bland and irritating with the "mmmm, yah"

Author ic3 boy ( ago)
We love u Dave

Author Big Tom ( ago)
I still love Dave and he's still funny but is it me or is it like he's only moving at half speed these days
Lower energy? Idk still Dave lol

Author b rad ( ago)
is there ever going to be a point where dave ISNT going to be a dramatic bitch

Author Deplorable Jimmy ( ago)
washed up crap. just stay gone dave. we don't miss you

Author riverw007 ( ago)
He used to speak his mind and had to go into hiding so going along with the flow and his acceptance of promoting the regular narratives was the smart thing to do. He was right back in the spotlight with a huge contract as soon as he did it. Survival should always be the priority.

Author chevyridin86 ( ago)
he's coming back cuz the only jokes he knows are racial jokes, since we got trump as president he said I should come back cuz now my racial jokes will be funny again.. what a fucking bald headed fagget Dave is

Author Demetrius Kent ( ago)
damn, I wish I knew Phife, Talib, RZA, D'Angelo, and all those legends on a personal level like Dave does. what a dream. glad to see him back at what he does oh so well.

Author Andy Dominic ( ago)
his analogy/metaphor about why he left fame is perfect.

Author Darenn Freitas ( ago)
this is what a comedian looks like, not Kevin Hart that dumbass us unfunny, ruins movies and had literally one good stand up his whole career its like you guys only like Kevin because his height

Author Viral Links ( ago)
_We all grow up and become old and get tired of doing the same thing after a while. To me, this man looks like he is bored of doing what he does. Also his body language seems to me that he is being run by a higher power. This world is run by a big corporate. They watch everybody's moves and words and make sure they don't say too much or too little._

Author nique ( ago)
he looks super uncomfortable

Author TheUnDrunkPCBastard _ ( ago)
Money convinced him.
Dance monkey, entertain us, or sit down and shut up.

Author Michael Johnsen ( ago)
Dave really needs to poop, poor fella :(

Author GoodLightGoddess ( ago)
I am praying for you Dave! I appreciate you being so brave. I remember what you taught us. It can't be erased.

Author TheySeeYou7 ( ago)
So glad he's coming back!

Author John D Gates ( ago)
What people don't know is that comedians are clowns without makeup. Behind their smiles,their funny jokes and interesting way of seeing the world is a very sad and depressed person.

Author John Bank ( ago)
Ever since he came back around. He looks and acts like something bad happened to him. Deff not the same person. Sad. Hes still one of the best ever.

Author SoldierCyfix ( ago)
one of the best comedians ever, certainty the best black comedian.

Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks and George Carlin in no particular order

Author Jorge Barajas ( ago)
He just need a hit
Or two 😂😂😂😭😭😭

Author Vinc Huynh ( ago)
4:17 nuff said

Author Dojocho ( ago)
he looks medicated..speak is a bit off

Author Stacey Wade ( ago)
a true genius

Author Lord Destiny ( ago)
Dave's voice alone tickles my funny bone. Even if he's being serious. Idk why man. Dave just has that effect.

Author The Way ( ago)
Dave is obviously paranoid and afraid.

Author Okamiviking ( ago)
Dave is a very fun man I'd love to talk to the man

Author Santi Cruz ( ago)
We love you Dave🙏🏻

Author never knows Best ( ago)
Dave looks so tired

Author frieza ( ago)
i always liked dave i hope he wins the long fight

Author Flyguykalu ( ago)
I just seen the other interview he's okay maybe he was just nervous at the beginning of the interview and also because they were talking about close ones to him that died

Author Super Geek ( ago)
uh huh, uh huh yeah yeah. thats all i could hear lol

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